Fred Scrine

Fred Scrine

Position: Lock

Born 25/03/1877
Died 08/06/1962
Place Of Birth Swansea

Career: Swansea; Coventry; Cumberland; Gloucestershire;

Forward in 3 matches, against: England, 1899; Scotland, 1899; Ireland, 1901

Frederick George (Fred) Scrine scored the only try of the game for Swansea against the 1905 All Blacks. In 1907, he received a temporary suspension by the Welsh Rugby Union for using ''improper language to a referee''. This punishment led to his team mate Billy Trew refusing to play for Wales against Ireland which was the only international match till then where a Swansea player had not participated since 1882. Scrine first played for Swansea in 1895.  Used by swansea as a 'roving forward',  he would often play as a three-quarter, giving more attacking options to his side. His Wales performances showcased the same versatility. An outspoken player for the era in which he played, Scrine campaigned for players' rights and had the Swansea Club's laws changed to enable player elections to the comittee on the same basis as 'Gentleman' members. He played an integral part in Swansea's "Golden Era" including the "Invincible" season of 1904-05. Originally a plasterer, he later became a licensee. Born Swansea, 25 March 1877, he died in  Parkmill, Swansea, 8 June 1962.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Coventry - Swansea -
Region: - Cumberland - Gloucestershire -
Honours: - Wales -

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